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Should I remove Adobe Illustrator CS6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,935
United States Rank #2,442
Reach 0.3419%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.94 days
440.87 days >
Average installed length: 231.64 days


16.0 99.99%

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Adobe Illustrator CS6

What is Adobe Illustrator CS6?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is the industry-standard vector graphics software, used worldwide by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media: print, web, interactive, video, and mobile. Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 software was rebuilt from the inside out to be...  Read more


Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is Illustrator.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 389.12 MB of memory. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 1.44 MB (1,510,715 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of Adobe Illustrator CS6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
Help link: www.adobe.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{48
Estimated size: 1.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Illustrator CS6

Program executable:Illustrator.exe
Name:Adobe Illustrator CS6
Path:C:\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS6 (64 Bit)\Support Files\Contents\Windows\Illustrator.exe
Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems.
Additional files:
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • Dreamweaver.exe - Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Illustrator.exe - Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • AcroBroker.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6.exe
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe
  • airappinstaller.exe
  • EscalatedPrivilegeFileOperationDaemon.exe
  • Eula.exe
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe
  • ImporterREDServer.exe
  • InDesign.exe
  • Photoshop.exe
  • PhotoshopServer.exe
  • PMReaderApp.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF9A22CD-E615-4D9A-B6C3-1894E5D65F1D}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F35F55F-207C-4A23-AF9C-4565E6344212}' (runs on registration).
  • Eula.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7F6D63D-57B0-4531-96B9-339476F18753}' (runs on registration).
  • Dreamweaver.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9AB59327-8E01-42B3-BDC7-E2F602CC43CA}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Reader Speed Launcher.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
Network connections
  • Illustrator.exe connects to a184-51-163-235.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:389.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0080214642%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00496249%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00305897%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:6.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0251054327%
Kernel CPU:0.01394563%
User CPU:0.01115981%
CPU cycles/sec:105,908
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes
Memory:366.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0000199835%
Kernel CPU:0.00000556%
User CPU:0.00001442%
CPU cycles/sec:86,219,074
I/O reads/min:106.09 KB
I/O writes/min:2.35 KB

How do I remove Adobe Illustrator CS6?

You can uninstall Adobe Illustrator CS6 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Illustrator CS6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Illustrator CS6.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.82%
Windows 10 38.77%
Windows XP 1.79%
Windows Vista 1.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.22%
Windows 7 Professional 12.04%
Windows 8.1 9.20%
Windows 10 Home 6.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.81%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Italy 4.07%
  Brazil 3.45%
  Canada 3.15%
  France 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Australia 2.18%
  Germany 1.71%
  Mexico 1.65%
  Spain 1.60%
  India 1.46%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Malaysia 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.78%
Dell 18.22%
ASUS 17.47%
Acer 14.92%
Lenovo 6.37%
Toshiba 5.40%
Samsung 4.57%
Intel 1.27%
MSI 1.21%
Alienware 0.58%
Apple 0.42%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.30%
ASUS All Series 6.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.29%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.83%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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